Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fort Walker in Fulton County

Although located in Grant Park near the center of Atlanta the lone surviving relatively intact example of Atlanta's earthen fortifications that once ringed the city during the Civil War is largely overlooked and forgotten. Named "Fort Walker" after Confederate Major General W.H.T. Walker was killed on July 22, 1864 during the Battle of Atlanta, it is located near the park's southeast corner directly behind Zoo Atlanta. The Georgia Civil War Trails® interpretive marker there entitled "Fort Walker" is marker # 30 on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®:…/ga-atlanta-campaign…
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